Bedwyr Williams: Echt and The Starry Messenger
Echt, a new film by Bedwyr Williams depicts a dystopian future in which a fast-track feudal system has left the country divided among new chieftains. In this new world where status is based on conspicuous consumption, hoarders are kings. They have set up their new courts in former dance halls and clubs, populated by a host of Bedwyr’s acutely observed characters. Realised with the collaboration of the omni talented Casey Raymond and Ewan Jones- Morris, Echt was originally part of of larger installation in Tramway, Glasgow as part of the City’s Glasgow International Festival.
Alongside the screening of Echt we are also pleased to be showing The Starry Messenger. Originally commissioned for presentation at the Wales Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Art 2013, The Starry Messenger was the first collaborative film project by Bedwyr with Casey and Ewan.